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Full text of "Selected small homes, floor plans for twenty-five small homes."


Designs 

andPlcwu/or 
(^maH Homes 



MONTROSS LUMBER COMPANY 

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Phones 3556 - 3886 TROY, OHIO 



Edition 



First of all ---THE PLAN 



This book of Selected Small Homes is issued at a time of increasing interest in home 
building and home ownership. The search for the "right" home is frequently long 
drawn out and difficult, for the "right" home must suit individual tastes and meet 
every requirement. 

The home builder of today should note at the very beginning that certain conditions 
must be observed if his venture is to be successful and pleasant. Chief among these 
conditions is the strict necessity for good blue-printed plans and specifications. 

Small homes cannot be built without first being accurately planned. In the absence 
of a plan and specifications mistakes will certainly happen. The builder can escape 
the embarrassment and burden of a bill for "extras" only by using proper plans. 
The misfit homes in every community were planned while they were being built. 

It is our belief that you will find the plans suggested in this book sufficiently flex- 
ible and appropriate to solve your building problems. The plans shown have all been 
skillfully designed, and if good materials and workmanship are used, they will be a 
joy and a blessing forever to their prospective occupants. 

Working blueprints, lumber material lists and mi 1 1 work lists of any house design 
shown in "Selected Small Homes," can be furnished promptly. 

Reversed plans can be furnished as readily as regular plans. Minor changes and altera- 
tions in plans can be made by the carpenter-contractor on the job without the neces- 
sity of a special plan. 



Brown-Blodgett, Inc., Publishers, St. Paul 1, Minn. 
Copyright 1948 



SELECTED 
MALL HOMES 



EIGHTH EDITION 



FLOOR PLANS 

FOR TWENTY- FIVE 

SMALL HOMES 



PUBLISHERS: 

BROWN -BLODGETT, INC. 

Empire Bank Building 
ST. PAUL 1, MINNESOTA 



The BISHOP 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FOUR 
ROOMS 

30x24 

FEET 




30-0' 




"A tidy little home" you'll say as you study this 
plan; a design and plan which puts home-ownership 
in the realm of possibility for a family in the low in- 
come group. And still, it has advantages usually found 
in larger houses. For instance, the sleeping quarters 
quite apart from living rooms. The kitchen has cabinets 
and ample working space. And note that every room 
has cross ventilation. The architect has worked out the 
problem of "much house at minimum cost." A little 
shrubbery and a well-kept lawn will complete a 
homey picture. 

(16,700 Cubic Feet) 



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PAGE TWO 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The WAYNE 




FOUR 
ROOMS 

28x24 
FEET 



Beautiful as a new streamlined car is this 
charming home. The style is Colonial — yearly 
becoming more popular. 

The cost of this beautiful home will be a 
pleasant surprise. It has every modern conveni- 
ence, yet fits the family with the modest in- 
come. 

Due to careful planning, this home is sur- 
prisingly roomy. There is a stairway to the attic, 
where additional bedrooms may be finished 
later on if necessary. 

Landscaped and planted, this home will be 
a credit to any neighborhood. 

(15,200 Cubic Feet) 




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PAGE THREE 



The BARTON 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FOUR 
ROOMS 

26x28 
FEET 




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This especially interesting low-cost home says 
to the home builder of limited means "choose 
me/' and with good reason. Its attractive entrance, 
shutters to be painted to match the roof and clap- 
board sides beckon the homelover inside. The 
combination living and dining room, reached 
easily from the kitchen, answers a double purpose. 
The two bedrooms, convenient to bath, look out 
upon the back yard, which the proud owner will 
convert into lawn and garden. Here the sleeper 
will not be disturbed by street noises. There's a 
large attic too, and no costly roof dormer needed 
for the attic stairs. Yes, this is a little gem of a 
house which ordinary rent will pay for. 

(15,250 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE FOUR 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The HENRY 



THE HENRY — The shingled exterior featuring a 
typical doorway of this Cape Cod home is in the 
best tradition. To the apartment dweller the living 
arrangement will indeed be a great relief. The un- 
usual position of the kitchen in front gives a view of 
"what goes on" in the immediate neighborhood. 
Bedrooms are in the rear and away from the street. 
(17,160 Cubic Feet) 



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THE WALKER— This alternate plan has many of 
the same qualities of the Henry, but it is smaller. 
This is a minimum cost two bedroom house. 

The attic can be converted into more rooms. 
(15,120 Cubic Feet) 



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FOUR 
ROOMS 



THE 

HENRY 




THE 
WALKER 



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The ELDORA 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 

ROOMS 

26x34 
FEET 




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A forty-foot lot will accommodate this livable house 
nicely, with air space on both sides. Homes like this 
one make it possible for families of limited incomes 
to be their own landlords. The plan is a compact one, 
as befits a 2-bedroom house in which the housewife 
does her own work. Even as small a house as this one 
can have its fireplace, still leaving ample wall space. 
The vestibule arrangement adds to the outward appear- 
ance of the house without sacrificing interior space. 

(21 ,500 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE SIX 



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The PERKINS 




FIVE 
ROOMS 
ATTACHED 
GARAGE 

36x26 

FEET 



The especially attractive exterior of the 
PERKINS, lengthened by the attached 
garage will give the owner of this house 
everlasting pride and enjoyment. 

A roomy two bedroom home with 
ample attic space that can be made into 
sleeping quarters when you build, or can 
be added later. The fireplace adds com- 
fort to the living room and saves fuel 
during "in-between weather." A full 
sized dining room will appeal to many. 

There are commodious bedroom closets, 
even a closet off the kitchen for vacuum 
cleaner, brooms and cleaning accessories. 
One side of the house for daytime activi- 
ties, the other for sleeping quarters, and 
a place for retirement when the young 
folks have company. Notice the cross 
ventilation in bedrooms and living room. 

(25,480 Cubic Feet) 




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PAGE SEVEN 



The OGDEN 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 
ROOMS 

36x26 

FEET 




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One likes an entrance hall in his house, 
which is a real problem for the designer 
of small homes, for an entrance hall takes 
up precious room. Yet, it has its advan- 
tages in cold weather. Here we have, 
besides the main hall, another one giving 
access to the sleeping quarters. Observe 
that every room has cross ventilation, 
except the kitchen, which has an outer 
entry door serving the purpose of venti- 
lation. The Ogden is not only an ex- 
ceptionally attractive cottage, but is also 
an economical one to build and easy to 
heat; and to pay for like rent. A "Cape 
Cod" brought up to date, that will never 
be outdated. 

(21,500 Cubic Feet) 



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SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The CLIFFWOOD 




FOUR 
ROOMS 

28x24 

FEET 



Just the right size for a pair of newlyweds, this 
attractive bungalow has space in the attic for a 
future bedroom or two, which can be completely 
finished without altering present outside walls. 
House, lot, taxes, heating and upkeep costs are all 
in keeping with many a newlywed's income. 

The bridegroom will like the recessed bathtub 
where he can have his morning shower, and the 
bride will enjoy her colorfully decorated kitchen 
with lots of light at the sink. 

Next to the chimney in the hallway she can 
place a tall chest of drawers for linen or have a lin- 
en closet built in. 

Simple arrangement, attractive appearance, eco- 
nomical for materials and labor to build, this home 
merits the careful consideration of those with a 
modest income. 

(16 000 Cubic Feet) 




PAGE NINE 



The MAXWELL 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 
ROOMS 

28x20 

FEET 




For the small family, requiring only two bedrooms 
this Cape Cod bungalow is ideal. The living room, 
running the full depth of the house, has windows on 



three sides, a fireplace, and room for bookcases, piano, 
radio, lounge, table, and comfortable easy-chairs. 



The dining room has 




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a china closet; the 
kitchen is small and 
conveniently arranged; 
the central stairway is a 
desirable feature, and 
the closets upstairs are 
of good size, and an 
airing balcony at the 
rear helps the house- 
wife. 

On a forty-foot lot 
there is room for a 
driveway alongside the 
house. 

(13,700 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE TEN 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The WADSWORTH 




FIVE 
ROOMS 

30x26 

FEET 



An inexpensive Cape Cod bungalow, de- 
signed for the limited purse. And yet it 
contains conveniences rarely found in a rented 
home. One who builds this economical little 
home wants no less, for instance, the enjoy- 
ment of his open fire-place. The designer has 
given the housewife's burdens thoughtful at- 
tention as will be seen in her workroom, the 
kitchen. In the attic is ample space for future 
bedrooms. The outside chimney saves room 
inside, and adds a touch of artistry and color 
to the exterior. One can pay for this home 
while enjoying its comforts, with monthly pay- 
ments little if any larger than the rent of a far 
Jess attractive and convenient home. 

(18,700 Cubic Feet) 




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PAGE ELEVEN. 



The MAYFAIR 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FOUR 
ROOMS 



28x24 

FEET 





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Economy is the keynote of this small family 
bungalow. The lot is small and easy to pay for, 
and so is the house. It is easy to heat in the 
winter and the taxes will be low. 

The housework, too, is easy, and with a step- 
ladder a woman can wash all the windows and 
put on the screens in spring. The lawn is small 
and can be easily mowed with a light-running 
mower. In the basement an oil heater, a washing 
machine and a drying room will make inde- 
pendence complete. 

This little home can be made just as attractive, 
comfortable and cozy as it is economical. 

(15,100 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE TWELVE 



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SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The GORMAN 




FOUR 
ROOMS 

30x24 

FEET 



The Colonial style has a charm all its own. 
This New England four room bungalow has a liv- 
ing room not too large to be warmed by the fire- 
place. 

The home can be enlarged in the summer by 
building a terrace at the rear and having an awning 
over it or a shingled roof. Screening it will make 
a summer sun porch or dining room. And drop 
curtains can be added for protection against wind 
and rain. 

With suitable planting and a vine covered en- 
trance where could you find a more ideal honey- 
moon cottage? What young bride would not en- 
joy starting housekeeping in this delightful home? 

(16,200 Cubic Feet) 



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PAGE THIRTEEN 



The BRAD EN 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 
ROOMS 

36x26 
FEET 




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The bedrooms in this house are larger 
than usually found in most houses in the 
lower cost range. They have good sized 
closets, too. On entering, the visitor can 
look clear through the house, to the 
garden beyond, a pleasing vista. The 
outside chimney, which will be in pleas- 
ing color contrast with the painting 
scheme, betokens a friendly hearth in- 
side. This house will fit in with any set- 
ting, in city or suburbs, amongst trees 
and with a well-kept lawn. Really, a 
home with a "come-hither" look. 

(24,300 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE FOURTEEN 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The FOSDICK 




FOUR 
ROOMS 

30x24 

FEET 



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To transplant one's family from a stuffy 
apartment or a run-down rented dwelling into 
this neat little cottage will open a new life to 
them. It is an inexpensive home to build and 
upkeep will be small. Sunshine a-plenty, air 
from four exposures. Storage space in the attic, 
and one might sleep there if necessary. 

The front porch gives an air of hospitality, 
betokens comforts inside. Sleeping quarters 
and bath apart from daytime space. Dining 
space in kitchen suggests quick meals con- 
venient to stove, cabinets and sink. Plenty of 
closet room/ too. 

A neat little two-bedroom house, easy to 
finance and pay for like rent, with more solid 
comfort than rent money can buy. Attractive 
outside appearance, also. 

(14,500 Cubic Feet) 




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PAGE FIFTEEN 



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The MITCHELL 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FOUR 
ROOMS 



THE 
MITCHELL 

30x26 

FEET 



THE 
MOORHEAD 

28x24 

FEET 




THE MITCHELL— This selected small Cape Cod 
house has everything a small family needs, a charm- 
ing exterior, a living room of good proportion and 
size. It has a well arranged kitchen with dining 
space. This area has a picture window overlooking 
the garden. 

(17,940 Cubic Feet) 

50-0" 



PAGE SIXTEEN 




THE MOORHEAD— This variation of the Mitchell 
is condensed two feet each way to fill the need for 
a minimum cost house. A very workable plan. 
All rooms have two exposures. 

Provision is made in the attic for more rooms. 
(14,784 Cubic Feet) 



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SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The PLYMOUTH 




FOUR 
ROOMS 
AND 
DINETTE 

32 x 24 

FEET 



3 2- 0* 



An unusually charming home for a small 
family. It offers much that one usually looks 
for in an expensive home. A good sized 
living room with fireplace, flanked by win- 
dows. Plenty of closet space. A dinette 
large enough for ordinary purposes, with 
possibilities in the living room for a large 
dinner for relatives or other guests. Bed- 
rooms with cross ventilation, and unbroken 
wall space for twin beds. Ample storage 
space in attic. An external picture of homi- 
ness which will gladden the heart of the 
renter who now collects only rent receipts. 
A narrow lot house, occupying so little 
space that room is left for lawn and flower 
garden. 

(19,200 Cubic Feet) 




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The SELKIRK 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



SIX 
ROOMS 

28x24 
FEET 




Here is a moderate cost Cope Cod house so re- 
markable in simplicity of design and so practical that it 
deserves special study by the prospective home builder. 
It has just about everything that could be desired in 




a house of this size. Three bedrooms, with lavatory 
on ground floor and bath upstairs. Another highly 
desirable feature is its wealth of closet space so nec- 
essary for living comfort. 

The vestibule, with coat closet, 
prevents chilling the living room 
when entering the house. For ordi- 
nary purposes, the dining space in 
the kitchen saves foot-work, and 
promotes convenience in serving 
meals. 

The first floor bedroom is sepa- 
rated from the living room by a 
hall. The archway between living 
room and dining room gives a feel- 
ing of spaciousness. 

The exterior has particular charm. 
You'll like the "Selkirk". 



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(15,500 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE EIGHTEEN 



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SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The YONKERS 




FIVE 
ROOMS 

34x26 
FEET 



This bungalow has a number of attractive fea- 
tures. The Colonial exterior is always in good 
taste. 

The wide lot gives a nice lawn in front and 
ample garden and garage space behind. The extra 
stall in a double garage might pay a good part of 
the fuel bills. 

The large living room can accommodate large 
and comfortable furniture without crowding a 
piano, a big over-stuffed davenport, radio, and 
some easy chairs. 

The kitchen has a window over the sink and 
room for more cupboards in one corner. 

The bedrooms have cross ventilation. 

Bungalows naturally spread out and provide 
more basement room for laundry, storage and per- 
haps an amusement room. 

(18,650 Cubic Feet) 



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PAGE NINETEEN 



The KEENE 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 
ROOMS 

35x34 

FEET 





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This spacious bungalow will nicely accommo- 
date a family of six, if one room is finished off 
upstairs. The large living room, lighted by five 
windows, and made cheerful by a fireplace, still 
has ample wall space for comfortable furniture. 

The "master bedroom" in front has space for 
twin beds, and note the two closets so conveni- 
ently placed. 

Notice too, the many other closets and the 
built-in features. Nothing that contributes to the 
up-to-date well arranged home is lacking in this 
beautiful home. 

Where could you find a better arranged small 
home? 

(22,250 Cubic Feet) 



PAGE TWENTY 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The JOHNSTOWN 




SIX 
ROOMS 

32x28 

FEET 



This home, in the Cape Cod style has all the con- 
veniences that most families desire. It has three com- 
fortable bedrooms and six closets, besides a coat 




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closet in the vestibule. It has a lavatory and toilet 
downstairs for the gardener member of the family, a 
breakfast nook, a fireplace at the end of a large living 

room with plenty of 
wall space for comfort- 
able furniture, and a 
dining room, too, that 
will accommodate din- 
ner guests. 

The compactness of 
the house makes it com- 
fortable, easy to care 
for and economical 
both to build and to 
heat. 




(23,500 Cubic Feet) 



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PAGE TWENTY-ONE 



The FAIRBANKS 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 
ROOMS 
AND 
DINETTE 

28x22 

FEET 




A compact Cape Cod Colonial which offers much 
that is usually found in larger, more expensive homes. 
While small in foundation dimensions — an important 
point, considering cost of building, as well as of 
heating — it has some charming features. Large dining 
rooms are rarely needed for family purposes when 
there is a dinette. The accessibility of the kitchen to 
the dining room makes it easy to entertain an unusual 



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number of guests. The living room with its fireplace 
and bay window, and stairs rising from the rear, is a 
room of great charm. The upstairs is simplicity itself. 
The whole house may be called the house of thrift. 
The exterior, shingled or clap-boarded, with its neat 
brick porch and steps lends an air of homeness. 

(15,000 Cubic Feet) 



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SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



The CASPER 




FOUR 
ROOMS 
AND 
DINETTE 

32x26 

FEET 



One might call this a "Model 
Home." The floor plan is designed for 
easy accessibility to all rooms and 
bath. This feature appeals to the house- 
keeper. The dining space is large and 
will be used even more than a dining 
room with its large windows overlook- 
ing the garden. 

An interesting Cape Cod exterior 
with a slightly projecting double bay 
window adds interest and distinction. 
Provision is made for additional rooms 
upstairs should you wish to add them 
later. 

The "Casper" fits a narrow lot. 
(19,270 Cubic Feet) 




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The PENNINGTON 



SELECTED SMALL HOMES 



FIVE 
ROOMS 

24x24 

FEET 




For the small family with modest income and simple tastes this home is ideal. A small house on a small lot, 
with consequent lower taxes, makes it easy to pay for. Well insulated, it provides both winter and summer com- 
fort with extremely low fuel costs. 

For the newly married couple ' pr | , 

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the bedroom, bath, and large 

closets on the first floor make it 

possible to live all on one floor 

and let one or both bedrooms 

upstairs go unfinished until they 

are needed. 

The couple whose children 
are married can likewise live 
on one floor and let children and 
other guests do the stair climb- 
ing. 

The large living room makes 
entertaining easy, 

(13,250 Cubic Feet) 




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INDEX TO CONTENTS 



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The BARTON Page 4 

The BISHOP Page 2 

The BRADEN - - - - - - Page 14 

The CASPER Page 23 

The CLIFFWOOD - - - - - Page 9 

The ELDORA Page 6 

The FAIRBANKS Page 22 

The FOSDICK Page 15 

The GORMAN ------ Page 13 

The HENRY ------ Page 5 

The JOHNSTOWN - - - - Page 21 

The KEENE - - - - - - Page 20 

The MAXWELL ----- Page 10 

The MAYFA1R Page 12 

The MITCHELL Page 16 

The MOORHEAD Page 16 

The OGDEN Page 8 

The PENNINGTON - - - - Page 24 

The PERKINS Page 7 

The PLYMOUTH Page 17 

The SELKIRK ----- p g e 18 

The WADSWORTH - - - - p ag e 11 

The WALKER Page 5 

The WAYNE ------ p age 3 

The YONKERS Page 19 



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